Young Scholars

Youngstown Young Scholars



Class of 2017

Chaney High School: Rayonna Booth, Ralph Reddinger, Te'Ana Sullivan, Victor Tenorio & Zachery Wright

Youngstown Early College: Tiara Bradley, Qur'an Colvin, Jonathan Graham, Jasmine Pierce, Robert Soto, Jalyssa Stanford, & Gerald Walker 


Informational meeting on 1-10-17 at Choffin is cancelled due to school closings. Check back soon for rescheduled meeting date. Please e-mail if you have any questions about the application process.


Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Recruitment for the OSU Young Scholars Program is now open! Applications for students in grades 8-11 are available in your guidance counselor's office and in the YSP office in Room 304 at the Youngstown Board of Education. Please contact Tiffany Quinones at 330-744-6949 or via e-mail at for more information. Also, please plan to attend one of the two scheduled informational sessions.


Program Eligibility:

Enrolled in the Youngstown City School District

Have an interest in attending The Ohio State University

Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above

Demonstrate good school attendance and positive behavior

Qualify as a first generation student - custodial parents cannot have a earned bachelor's degree

Meet program income guidelines (demonstrate significant financial need)

Commit to successful completion of a college prep curriculum in high school

Commit to attending mandatory meetings, workshops, summer programs and meet other program requirements regarding preparation, admission and financial aid


Please note, this is a highly selective and highly competitive program


Who We Are

The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Young Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for academically gifted-first generation college students with financial need. Those scholars in good standing upon high school graduation will receive an appropriate financial aid package that includes a generous scholarship (the amount varies based on family income, but the average scholarship amount for the Youngstown office is $15,649 per year for 4 years). The Young Scholars Program has served 3,000 students state wide since 1988 and continues to aid its students through pre-college preparation programs and intensive college advising. 


In Particular, YSP Seeks To:
• Enhance the academic preparation of Scholars for
success at Ohio State.
• Increase the numbers of first-generation, targeted
underrepresented students with economic
need/economically-challenged backgrounds at Ohio State.
• Complement instruction offered during the academic year.


How to Find Us:
The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program Youngstown Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Youngstown City School Board of Education in room 304. Please visit our facebook page. 

Contact Information
Program Coordinator
Phone: 330-744-6949  
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